March 14, 2016

The Accidental Bunny

I had no intention to create a bunny. I was working on another project and had cut two teaspoons to use the upper parts. The leftover handles were laying on my worktable side by side and they just looked like a pair of bunny ears. I tried to continue my work on the other creature but those ears just screamed at me. All I could think was B-U-N-N-Y. Well, yes, I get distracted easily. With Easter being just around the corner, I had at least a good excuse to bring that bunny to life right away. :)

His name is GrEgg Hopper.

Found Object Bunny Sculpture - Steampunk-Bunny by Vintage with Laces

I found a pocket watch case in my stash that had the perfect size to become the head. Once he had a head, GrEgg started to have a mind of his own. He wanted a nose piercing. Can you believe it? Personally, I’m not a big fan of poking holes in other body parts than ears but I wasn’t able to talk him out of it. Here you go, bunny.

Found Object Bunny Sculpture - Steampunk-Bunny by Vintage with Laces
 A paint brush was certainly mandatory. GrEgg went to work instantly and painted some eggs to live up to his name. I’m so glad he helps me decorating for Easter. :)

Found Object Bunny Sculpture - Steampunk Bunny by Vintage with Laces

 GrEgg will hop over to these great parties:

Show and Share at Coastal Charm
A New Life at Rostrose
Talk of The Town at My Salvaged Treasures
Vintage Charm at Thrifty Rebel Vintage
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Dishing It & Digging It at Life and Linda

41 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Julia what a fun post. I have over the years collected Rabbits, amongest LOTS of other things. But they are still my favorite. This little creation is the cutest! Love repurposing and mixed media and you made this Eggstra special. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. Have a fun week.

Annie said...

GrEgg is so very delightful! As is your story of his coming into existence...just in time to help you with Easter decorating. What a great bunny. I'm with you on the piercings, but we'll just have to give this one to GrEgg. You gave him the most marvelous name as well! Wonderful character assemblage!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

He is TOO CUTE!!! Love those whiskers. How do you attach your metal pieces? Glue? You have great vision to assemble all those fun metal trickets into GrEgg (LOVE the name!!).

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Thank you so much, Audra! Only the nose with the whiskers and the brush are glued on. I attached the ears by soldering them onto the watch case, for everthing else I used screws and nuts.

amy of four corners design said...

this is the best! I love that the spoon ends screamed at you...yup, sometimes those creations have a mind of their own...

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Julia your altered bunny art is absolutely adorable. Very clever very cute.

Mellowood Gallery said...

So very cute! I enjoyed reading about your accidental bunny

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a creative mind you have, to be able to make something adorable from bits and pieces and the vision to put it all together!!

Carol

Kelly Deal said...

I love the Bunny Julia! So beautiful and unique!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm speechless over here. What an amazing vision you had to see rabbit ears in the handles, then turn them into this adorable creation. You come up with the best names too. I'm so happy you're sharing GrEgg tomorrow at Talk of the Town.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so fun and whimsical...I love seeing your creativity!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Julia this is fabulous! It's such an animated face, I love it. It has real personality! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

tatjana said...

Liebe Julia,
ein sehr ausgefallener aber wunderschöner Osterhase, sehr originell.
Ich drück dich alles Liebe von Tatjana

The Vintage Vixen said...

So adorable!!! You are so creative!!! I wished my mind worked like yours LOL!!!

Rostrose said...

Ach Julia, warum hab ich, wenn ich deine umwerfenden Figurenschöpfungen sehe, immer gleich das Bedürfnis, eine halbe Weltreise zu unternehmen und dich zu umarmen. Diese Wesen sprechen zu mir. Ich war schon in GrEggs Vorgänger (sowohl die Jungs als auch in die Lady) verknallt, und nun ist noch ein weiteres Liebesobjekt hinzugekommen. Mr. Hopper besitzt sensationellen Charme – und das sage ich, obwohl auch ich nicht auf Nasenpiercings stehe. (Mein erster Gedanke war allerdings: Schnuller ;o)) Und ist es nicht wundervoll, dass Materialien manchmal ihren eigenen Willen haben und danach schreien, etwas Bestimmtes zu werden? Ich erinnere mich noch gut an die Puppenköpfe, die ich vor vielen, vielen Jahren machte – gemeinsam mit zwei Freundinnen gestaltete ich Figuren zu Michael Endes Gauklermärchen https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Gauklerm%C3%A4rchen . Zweimal versuchte ich mich an der Prinzessin Eli und beide Male machte die Papiermacheepampe das, was SIE wollte: Mein erster Kopf wurde Angramain, die Spinne, mein zweiter Kopf wollte eindeutig der eines alten Mannes sein (ich weiß jetzt nicht mehr, ob das die Figur des Bauchredners war oder die des Eheministers…) Ich beschloss dann, dass ich für liebliche Figuren nicht geschaffen bin und so wurde meine nächste Figur Wilma, die Kunstschützin und Messerwerferin. Die Prinzessin hat dann meine Freundin Brigitte gemacht. Und in den frühen 1990ern wollte ich aus Ton eine Turnerin formen – daraus wurde dann meine „Erdmutter“ (eine Schwangere). Es war eine Art prophetische Arbeit, ein Vierteljahr bevor ich tatsächlich schwanger wurde… Du siehst also, dein wundervoller Hase wollte unbedingt geboren werden, da hattest du gar keine andere Wahl!

Hab noch einen schönen Tag und eine angenehme restliche Woche!

Herzliche Rostrosengrüße, Traude

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Sunnys Haus said...

Hi Julia,

what a cute little bunny ! I love it.

Greetings from
Birgit

Dorthe said...

Julia your fantasy is amazing, and Mr. Hopper a wonderful Easter friend, with his amazing ears,and nose ring. He looks so very interested in what he see, and has a blink in his eyes :-)
You are fantastic liebeste Julia , gorgeous with the watch part in his body and he painted the eggs so pretty, too.
Liebste grüsse, und ich umarme dir viel, sending kisses across the world, to hope they reach you.
Knus fra Dorthe til dig og Mr. GrEgg

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

I love how your mind works Julia! GrEgg is fantastic. I absolutely adore him!!! You have an amazing talent for making your junk creations really come to life with all the details you choose. The pierced nose made me chuckle. Love the copper whiskers, and everything else about him actually. I'm so looking forward to seeing him at Vintage Charm tomorrow.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my goodness I never know what I will see from your left field imagination next time I come to visit sweetie.
I have never seen the likes of GrEgg - simply a steam punk rabbit with all the necessary workings to keep him going.
I love my darling bird card and wishes sweet friend and I so want to write a long letter to you but I'm running out of time everyday with organizing the move with our huge haul of things which I have been selling and sorting and then packing but know you are in my thoughts so much.
Sending you love and hugs,
Suzy xoxoxox

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Julia,

How very talented you are and just love the amazing GrEgg and will be great for your Easter display. The little eggs are cute too.
Hope you are having a happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Sarah said...

Well, I'm glad you followed through. GrEgg Hopper is adorable! Happy Easter!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Julia, I just LOVE him!!! He is absolutely fabulous!!! You are so talented!!!! Hope all is going well my dear friend. I think I'm awakening from my winter hibernation, ha ha ha

xoxo

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my but he is more than adorable. So creative too! Makes me smile to look at him.

My thrift store addiction said...

Julia, this is the cutest thing ever! Love it!

Rostrose said...

Liebe Julia,
ich kann mal wieder nicht widerstehen, ich möchte das Bild von GrEgg samt deinem Link gern am Ende meines nächsten Blogbeitrags posten - ich hoffe, das passt für dich? Er ist einfach soo entzückend und ich finde, es sollten ihn noch VIEL MEHR Menschen kennenlernen!
Ich wünsche dir und deinen 2-bis 4-beinigen Lieben schöne Ostertage!
Herzliche Rostrosengrüße
von der Traude
http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2016/03/a-new-life-3-keiner-ist-zu-klein.html

Marie Blackburn said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! So clever and creative and just makes a person smile when looking at that adorable bunny. Pinning to share ☺

white and vintage said...

Liebe Julia,
was für ein toller Ostrhase! Ich bewundere immer wieder deine Kreativität! Einfach genial!
Ganz liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende,
Christine

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, Julia! GrEgg Hopper looks like an escapee from the set of a mad science fiction film. He is adorable. I hope you take him on a lot of adventures.
Amalia
xo

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, how impressive! This is so unique and creative. Love the name too! It does look like something out of Mad Maxx, but also cute. Julia, I would love to invite you to share this great post at our link party, Dishing It & Digging It today at 4:00 EST. Happy Sunday.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Still in love with your junk bunny Julia! Thanks so much for sharing him at Vintage Charm!

BarberryLane Designs said...

I don't know if you should talk so much to your junk...but then if it talks, right back??? Too cute...and well sometimes the muse demands to be honored...and this bunny certainly does that. Thanks for the cute post, Sandi

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your GrEgg just knocks my socks off, dear Julia:) Have a Happy Easter.
Sending hugs and love,
Marie

Ann Marie said...

This bunny is delightfully quirky. It's wonderful. I saw your link at Diana's Adirondack Girl at Heart/Vintage Charm party. Happy Easter! Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Hi Julia. Just popping in to let you know that I featured your fabulous GrEgg Hopper at Vintage Charm today. Thanks again for sharing him with us!

Michelle L. said...

Hahaha! Oh my gersh, I adore him! A face every mother could love.

Gaby Bee said...

Dein Osterhase ist echt cool, Julia. Deine Fantasie möchte ich haben:)

Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Osterwochenende!
Liebe Grüße
Gaby

FredaB said...

He is the cutest bunny I have seen in a long time. what a wonder you are with the old parts. Have a Happy Easter.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a clever clever bunny indeed! I just love seeing how you can make art with metals and gadgets and then make something in beautiful fabric! Love your talent!!!

Angie Chavez at Knick of Time said...

He is just too darn adorable! Thanks for sharing him at Talk of the Town!

Poppy said...

I'm sure the very handsome Mr. GrEgg Hopper was the life of the party at your Easter gathering, Julia! However do you dream up these delightful characters?!!!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
Hugs,
Poppy

Rostrose said...

Servus liebe Julia,
danke für deine lieben Kommentare bei mir! Über die Geschichte vom Salamander im Insektenhotel muss ich immer wieder grinsen - das ist ja ein findiger Kerl! Der braucht da quasi nur mit offenem Maul zu sitzen und zu warten ;o))) Vielleicht setzt du ihm ja auch mal ein Denkmal, indem du ihn aus alten Metallteilen & Co "nachbaust"? :o)
Grüß mir jedenfalls deine anderen großartigen Schöpfungen, kraul mir die Miezen und fühl dich von mir herzlichst gedrückt!
Alles Liebe, Traude